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    1930 Tim Mara New York Giants Original Photograph from The Joe Carr Find. Sourced from The Joe Carr Find, this original image features a rare shot of Giants owner Tim Mara presenting Mayor Walker of New York with a check for $115,246 for the unemployed of New York. The check represented the net gate receipts of the historic football game between the Giants and Notre Dame. Measuring at 5.25x9.25", it is affixed to a water damaged 11x12" piece of cardboard.

    The Joe Carr Find

    Though his name may be unfamiliar to all but the true football historians, arguably no figure was more essential in raising the National Football League from its vulnerable infancy to commercial viability than the man whose personal collection is listed on the following pages. At a time when the college game was the only game that mattered, Joe Carr fought and won a seemingly unwinnable war to legitimize the pay-for-play gridiron. Though Jim Thorpe owns the distinction of the first president of the National Football League, the iconic Hall of Famer was little more than a figurehead. It was Carr whose generalship moved the needle from amateur to professional dominance.

    Remarkably, this special archive narrowly averted oblivion less than a year ago when our consignor spotted a large quantity of documents being loaded into a dumpster. We can see, in the lots that follow, what a great loss that would have been to the physical history of the early professional game. This offering represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cultured football collector.


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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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